What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Cheerful Choices: Jalapeño Lime Dressing! I’m telling you, flavored vinegars and olive oils make my life a breeze. Think about it. If you could open a bottle of zesty lime balsamic vinegar with spicy jalapeños, would you be tempted to splash it into a pitcher of margaritas? Don’t laugh. What if you turned it into a marinade with lime olive oil for a plate of grilled shrimp tacos? It’s sweet, slightly tart, and adds a zing of jalapeño heat to get the blood flowing. Whether you plan a garden salad, steamed rice, or roasted vegetables on the menu tonight, think outside the box with exotic pairings.
JALAPEÑO LIME DRESSING
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon jalapeño lime balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup lime olive oil
1 tablespoon pickled jalapeño pepper slices
In a blender, combine fresh parsley, cilantro leaves, sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, Dijon mustard, jalapeño lime balsamic vinegar, and lime olive oil. Pulse until all ingredients are finely minced and dressing has emulsified. Transfer to a jar. Add sliced jalapeños. Cover. Refrigerate one hour.